Basically, you can’t. Well, unless the other person happens to like–and have knowledge of–art, wine, or cheese.
Imagine saying to someone who doesn’t care for art that a painting in a museum is “better” than a painting at Target. What exactly does better painting mean to a person who doesn’t like art?
Or imagine going to a cheese tasting event and having a friend come along who’s only had Kraft one their mac and cheese. You get a lot of funny looks while you’re making your rounds, and then at the end you decide to make a purchase. Your friend says,
You’re paying $80 for cheese? I buy it at Sams for $4, and I get three times as much. You’re silly.
And he’s right. Furthermore, why would you want to convince him otherwise? If someone likes Budweiser the best and they are making fun of you for buying some exotic import because they can’t tell the difference, then perhaps as a friend it’s your responsibility to make sure they never lose that perspective.
But you’re torn. As a friend you also want them to see the difference so that they can enjoy all the nuances of the art/wine/cheese/beer world that you love. But you also recognize that they’re lucky to not have your affliction. Buying food for them is simple: they go to the food section and look at prices.
And it’s the same for the iPhone. It’s a phone; it does things–just like an Android. And you can get far more Android paintings for your dollar at Target. Plus, they come with a coupon for bath towels: it’s very practical.
So when someone comes at you for greatly preferring an iPhone over Android, you need to realize first that you’re about to try to convince someone that doesn’t like art that a rare painting is worth more, or convince someone who hates driving that a BMW 5 Series is better than a Ford Pinto.
You’ll talk about “feel” and the “experience” like a rabid cult follower, and they’ll look at you sympathetically while pointing to a price tag. You can’t win that argument, and you might not want to. ::
1 I’m not implying that the differences between iPhone and Android are as stark as 5 Series and Pinto; I’m simply highlighting the fact that to someone who doesn’t see the difference between them the extra cost is pure waste.